You better have more than your hand on your heart to defibrillate this Hornets offense

Hornets-76ers: A Team Committed To Mediocrity


In this morning’s preview I wrote how important a game this was. A tough loss at home to the Thunder and a couple of hideous wins against hideous opponents all was going wrong. So for today it seemed like everything was set up for a “recovery” but the Hornets did what the Hornets do, lay an egg, smash it to bits and leave it there to dry and get all sticky and the like.

Today’s game was in one word, an embarrassment. The Hornets offense has completely disappeared off the face of the earth. Even in the wins it has looked uncomfortably bad, but it’s night’s like this that make it that much worse. The problem is so complex, so numerous that I cannot summarise it in one sentence. Rohan over At The Hive has a perfect analysis into the types of shots we take.

To give you a hint, they are all jumpers.

No inside shots, no punishing low post presence, no Chris Paul looking to be aggressive, nothing. Just hoisted up, long, contested, fade-away mediocrity.

Good Stuff

  • The game was played for 48 minutes and not an eternity

Bad Stuff

  • The Coaching staff for their atrocious offensive game-planning, could we not run plays for Willie Green and Trevor Ariza that involve them setting up the offense.
  • The entire roster

Other Outrageous Observations

  • We all may be increasingly bitter because of the off-court issues but to be honest we have the right to be bitter because this type of basketball is just terrible. I’m running out of adjectives to describe this team…

Next up is the Miami Heat, they’ll be wanting revenge and will absolutely crush us past our mediocrity. If you are in the Louisiana region I highly advise, no I am telling you to go to the Hornets247 Watch Party at the Extreme Sports Bar Grill. It’s to support the Save Our Hornets foundation which sponsors underprivileged youth to go to Hornet games.

Final Word: Mediocrity

Tags: Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets Philadelphia 76ers Trevor Ariza Willie Green

  • lucas

    Actually, the team was terrible on Sunday. Our attack is totally dependent on CP3 and West. When they are not good, the team becomes completely harmless. Belinelli misses most of his attempts, Ariza scares me when he hits the ball and Okafor is null in offensive terms. The reserves have not helped lately. Do not know what will happen to us before the Heat. The Saints preserve us. Literally.